Article 31 A (1)

The Agency will provide the Union the opportunity to be represented at any examination of an employee in the unit by a representative of the Agency if:

a. the employee reasonably believes that the examination may result in disciplinary action against the employee;

b. and the employee requests representation.

This right is derived from the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute (FSLMRS aka “the Statute”) and premised on a similar private sector right of employees established by the Supreme Court in Supreme Court in NLRB v. J. Weingarten, Inc., 420 U.S. 251, 95 S. Ct. 959 (1975) (Weingarten)

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